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    Cool Cura Or Simplify3d?

    Other then the obvious Cura, Simplify3D and Slic3r which other slicers do you guys like?

    I kinda like Cura But seeing as I just bought simplify3D I hope I can get some pros cons between the two?

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    Flashprint is actually pretty good.
    Has some cool image extrusion tools and part cutting tools.

    I use simplify3d.
    I like cura, but s3d definitely has the edge. Free slicer wise - flashprint is really coming into it's own these days.
    And the only one I've ever had succesful dual extrusion from is makerware desktop - old version.

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    the cheapest and easiest to use is still SelfCAD for me which i do straight from Safari.

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    Cura, Slic3r

    When I started Out I was using Cura 15.04.6. Well Still using Cura 15.04.6 It is still the easiest to configure and use to slice the models.
    However I still use Slic3r It has features that are not available in Cura. Though this is not the extent of the programs that I use and have tested.

    I have downloaded every Free Slicer from every manufacture to test them all, the other One I like is MatterControl it too has its assets.

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    Super Moderator curious aardvark's Avatar
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    I'll have a look at matter control.
    I can't use cloud software, my internet in the workshop is just not fast or reliable enough.

    Hmm, dot net issue.
    I'll have a look later.

    On the subject of flashprint - it's easily the best for replicator clones. Even the dual extrusion is simple and effective.

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    Both of Cura and Simplify 3D have equivalent slicing capabilities. Simplify 3D also allow you to output X3G files. But Cura needs an add-on to make X3G work.

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    definitely not equivalent.
    simplify3d is easier to use, slices faster and very few people come here asking why it doesn't work properly :-)

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